Antonino Occhiuto, based in Rome, completed his postgraduate studies in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in International Politics, a course specifically focused on the Middle East and security and defence affairs. His main areas of research and specialisation are the relations between EU and GCC member states, internal political dynamics in the GCCs, Yemen and security in the Gulf.
Aram Nerguizian is Co-Director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center; Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (Burke Chair in Strategy).
Alberto Negri has been special and war correspondent for “Il Sole 24 Ore” for the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and the Balkans from 1987 to 2017. At the beginning of his career, he was a researcher at ISPI and the editor of its weekly magazine “Relazioni Internazionali”.
Luigi Narbone is the Director of the Middle East Directions Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence
Ahmed Nagi is a non-resident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut
Stella Morgana is a scholar, researcher and lecturer focusing on the Middle East and contemporary Iran in particular. Her research explores the dynamics of political participation, labor politics, hegemonic and counter-hegemonic discourses. She has held teaching and research positions at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University (Middle East History and Politics, Comparative Politics, History of Contemporary Iran). She received her PhD from Leiden University with a dissertation on the role of workers in Iran between the 1979 revolution and the 2009 Green Movement.
Nicola Missaglia is ISPI's Communications and Publications Manager, as well as a Research Fellow at ISPI's Asia Centre, in charge of the India Desk. Before joining ISPI, he has served for several years as the Scientific Coordinator and Managing Editor for the international think tank Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a Research Master’s degree in Political Theory and Contemporary History from Sciences Po Paris’ Doctoral School (France) and has extensive experience in managing projects in the MENA region and India.
Karim Mezran is director of the North Africa Initiative and resident senior fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council focusing on the processes of change in North Africa. As a distinguished Libyan-Italian scholar, Dr. Mezran brings enormous depth of understanding to the transition in Libya and elsewhere in the region. He is the co-editor of three volumes published with Dr.
Senior Researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Institut de recherche interdisciplinaires sur les enjeux sociaux (IRIS), Paris.
Alessia Melcangi is Associate Research Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Centre at ISPI, Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Contemporary History of North Africa and the Middle East at the Department of Social Sciences and Economics, Sapienza University of Rome and Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the North Africa and Middle East Program at the Atlantic Council.